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Old 08-26-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default How to get black grease stains out of blue jeans?

How does someone go about getting black grease stains out of blue jeans. Now for the embarassing part, I have moved out of my mothers house and am now on my own. She always worked her magic and made what was once blue, which i turn black come back to a very nice blue. I use spray and wash and cheer but just doesn't do.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to get black grease stains out of blue jeans?

Dawn takes grease out of your way its in the dishwashing isle .You can also put some simple green in the wash .


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3 better places to go for your answer:

1. "Momma ephotrod"

2. Martha Stewart.com

3. GuysWhoLikeToClean.com

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Old 08-26-2008, 09:49 PM   #4
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A second on the Dawn. I just squirt some in and add detergent.

Makes a good hand cleaner too.


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Old 08-26-2008, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hand cleaner works.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: How to get black grease stains out of blue jeans?

Thanks for the help guys. Please note my mother just said to put cheer in the wash and it will work. I think she’s holding back on the information. I have asked many a times and have even brought them to her to wash (which she now out right refuses). She doesn't mind me eating her food but she hates doing laundry.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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Blue jeans are not supposed to have grease stains??
I thought they came that way??
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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Default Re: How to get black grease stains out of blue jeans?

Spray it liberally with WD-40 and let it set a bit, then wash them by themselves with Tide. The WD-40 is an old Truckers trick my dad learned years ago. Wash warm or hot if you can.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:23 PM   #9
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Also, whatever you wash right behind it might smell a bit like WD-40, so you might wash some old towels or something after that.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:38 AM   #10
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On my race suits, I use a product called Molecule Wash. It's incredible. Not cheap, but incredible. I've also used it on my shorts and shirts that have had grease and oil on them.
I had tried everything to get my suit clean-Zout, Charlie's, Tide, etc. After the dry cleaner did them once, they told me 'That's as clean as they will ever get." The Molecule took out all of the stains they couldn't.

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:46 AM   #11
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My wife uses Greased Lightning to get out stains. She says that I have ruined every good pair of jeans she buys me. I said stop buying them, because it is hard work to get them so dirty that they don't come clean. Just one more of our many bones of discontent to argue about. Anyone want a wife.... free delivery... no returns... Junk.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:32 AM   #12
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just rub some Swarfega (do you have that in the States? it's hand cleaner for garages) directly into the stain. Then wash as usual.
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... I use spray and wash ...
Spray and wash doesn't work well for me -- but the same vendor sells "stain stick" (a solid you rub on the stain) and that works amazingly well.

As a last resort: women't hair spray (not kidding).
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I use hand cleaner.. the pumice stuff seems to work good. Just used some to get driveway sealer off my jeans last night, as a matter of fact.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:14 PM   #15
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Use a tablespoon of powdered dish soap it works great.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:47 PM   #16
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i would use some scissors!
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #17
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I use Greased lightning as well, works like a charm, unless you've already washed the jeans.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #18
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Simple Green should work wonders.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:59 PM   #19
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Simple Green should work wonders.
Ditto that. I wash my really dirty jeans and coveralls in an old washing machine I keep around for washing shop rags, etc.

Some liquid detergent stolen from the wife's laundry room and a couple of shots of Simple Green do an excellent job.
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just rub some Swarfega (do you have that in the States?
I don't think anyone could even pronounce that here...
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